Arizona’s Free Enterprise Report – 2023 Edition

The Free Enterprise Report: 2023 Edition provides a useful roadmap for Arizona citizens to understand the key metrics affecting the state’s economy.

Inflation in Arizona November 2023 Update

Inflation in Arizona November 2023 Update

On a year-over-year basis, the rate of Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation in the Phoenix metropolitan area decreased in October, matching the lowest rate of inflation since March 2021.

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We believe sound fiscal and economic research is essential to uphold Arizona’s economic vitality, future, and individual opportunity. 


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The @azfarmbureau found that a Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings will cost an AZ family $51.89 this year — down 28% since last year, which cost $71.88.

While your Thanksgiving dinner might cost you less this year, the same meal in 2019 would have cost about 20% less than it does today.

Traveling for Thanksgiving?

CSI found that the average fare for the 5 most common destinations out of Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport decreased 9% since last year. If you’re driving for the holiday, CSI estimates that gas for a 50 mile car ride will cost 18% less than it did in 2022!

Learn more about the cost of living in Arizona in our latest inflation report here: https://ow.ly/MiIQ50QavAj

NEW INFLATION NUMBERS: October saw the Phoenix inflation rate drop to 2.9%, the lowest since March 2021.

Our year-over-year inflation was a mere 0.7%. Yet, AZ families still face an extra $4,600/year burden compared to last year.

See the full report: https://ow.ly/bPIv50Q8uZb

Wrap up your week with 60 Seconds of Common Sense! Our latest housing report shows that Arizona homebuyers are miserable, but why?

Watch to find out 👉

We’re back with another edition of 60 Seconds of Common Sense! This time, we break down the amount of labor required to pay an average mortgage in 2015 to 2023.

Watch and find out how much you have to work to afford a home in Ariozna 👉

Welcome to the first edition of 60 Seconds of Common Sense featuring our very own Glenn Farley, who breaks down our latest housing report!

Watch to learn why homebuyers are miserable 👉

ICYMI: @CSInstituteAZ is sounding the alarm on pandemic learning loss. Fewer graduates, a stunted economy, and increased crime rates are on the horizon if this trend continues. Check out the full report: ow.ly/niMC50PMZXe ...


CSI Arizona’s mission is to examine the fiscal impacts of policies, initiatives, and proposed laws so that residents are educated and informed on issues impacting their lives. Common Sense Institute was founded in 2010 originally as Common Sense Policy Roundtable in Colorado. CSI’s founders were a concerned group of business and community leaders who observed that divisive partisanship was overwhelming policymaking and believed that sound economic analysis could help residents make fact-based and common sense decisions.

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